Mini Police at Birchwood Junior School:
The Mini Police are a group of 10 year 5 and year 6 children democratically elected by their peers to become Mini Police. In this role, they will cover a variety of objectives through units such as: E-safety and Road Safety under the watchful eye of a local PCSO and a teacher at Birchwood Junior School.
As well as doing the Mini Police topics each term, we at Birchwood Junior School will be ensuring that they live and breathe British Values. The British Value of ‘democracy’ will be used through the democratic process used to elect Mini Police representatives; ‘tolerance’ and ‘mutual respect’ will be embedded through our ‘Kindness’ and ‘digital resilience’ Mini Police units and ‘The rule of the law’ will be tackled through our fatal four, crime prevention and anti-social behaviour Mini Police units.
Since Mini Police started in 2018, they have had many successes in enhancing our school community. We have been responsible for reducing roadside traffic and inappropriate parking outside of school through handing out parking tickets and educating adults with vital statistics about the dangers of parking outside of schools. We have also worked with the other schools within the Forest Skies federation Woodlands Infant School and The Lancaster School to talk to the infants about staying safe online and what to do if you see someone being bullied. We have also been responsible for meeting up with local councillors and debating about road safety for our school and we have even managed to get them to consider how they will make outside of our own school safer for all of the children at Birchwood! If your child wants to be a Mini Police officer, it will benefit them in a number of ways of which will stay with them throughout their lives shaping their morals and views of the world in a positive manner.